European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) told APA that Ken Maginnis noted that everything, which will cause tension in this sensitive region, must be prevented. “The release of Ramil Safarov, who convicted to 8 years for killing an officer of Armenian Army, caused an offense in Armenia and Armenian Diaspora. However Armenians must accept that Azerbaijanis and Turks became enraged on release of Armenians, who were sentenced due to murder and terrorism. The incidents such as an attack to the department of the Turkish Airline at the airport of Paris led to death of Turkish and European citizens.
“Despite it, neither the international community nor the Western press condemned these terrorists release.”
Ken Maginnis noted that Armenians continue to threaten Turkish and Azerbaijani diplomats: “The tension through the contact line have increased recently. I called the sides to calm down and try to avoid confrontation.”
Lord Laird, member of UK House of Lords, also shares the same opinion. He noted that the release of Ramil Safarov after 8 years caused a strict reaction in Armenia: “There is a danger that reaction of Armenians will go beyond all limits” In response to Safarov’s pardoning , they threaten to start a new war in Nagorno-Karabakh, to suspend their diplomatic relations with Hungary and kill Azerbaijanis living in Europe. But it was not reported that Jabrayil region, where Safarov was born, has been under occupation for 20 years. ”
Lord Kilclooney, member of UK House of Lords, also commented on the issue: “Ramil Safarov, who killed an officer of Armenian Army, was extradited from Hungary to Azerbaijan and released. Obviously, Armenians themselves have released their citizens who committed terrorist acts abroad. Instead of calling Armenians to reduce the tension Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, intends to start a new war. We have already seen how the “frozen” conflicts blaze up. The Armenian president who has felt the taste of the war during the occupation of Nagorno Karabakh should understand that a return to hostility can have horrible consequences for both sides.